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  • June 20, 10:45am - 11:45am

    511 | Key Safety and Health Documents: Shields or Swords?


    June 20, 10:45am - 11:45am

    Sponsored by ClickSafety, the Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group and the Mining Practice Specialty


    Description

    Are key safety and health documents critical as a shield against citations and penalties from OSHA/MSHA? Or will the agencies use your materials as a sword to secure personal, civil or criminal prosecutions? Learn best practices for document creation and destruction, explore legal privilege, government subpoenas and injunctions, and more!

    Track

    Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

    Speaker(s)

    Adele L. Abrams

    Law Office of Adele L. Abrams, P.C.
    President


    512 | Effectively Handling An OSHA Inspection Under Enforcement-Driven OSHA


    June 20, 10:45am - 11:45am

    Sponsored by ClickSafety


    Description

    OSHA has become much more aggressive about inspections and rule enforcement. This presentation offers attendees an in-depth, practical examination of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and how it and the Secretary of Labor's right to enforce the Act may potentially affect the inspected facility and the company's business objectives.

    Track

    Executive, Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

    Speaker(s)

    Tracy L. Moon, Jr.

    Fisher & Phillips LLP
    Partner


    518 | How to Understand and Interpret ANSI Z359.2 to Develop a Fall Protection Program


    June 20, 10:45am - 11:45am


    Description

    This session will provide an understanding of ANSI/ASSE Z359.2 Minimum Requirements for a Comprehensive Managed Fall Protection Program. This standard has been recently updated and new requirements and changes to existing requirements will be reviewed. Attendees will understand the rationale for requirements and how to implement them within their organization.

    Track

    Technical / Engineering / Standards

    Speaker(s)

    Kevin B. Denis

    Gravitec Systems, Inc.
    Special Projects Manager


    519 | Highlights of the Newly Released ASSE/ANSI Z244.1 Lockout/Tagout Standard


    June 20, 10:45am - 11:45am

    Sponsored by the Standards Development Committee


    Description

    This presentation of the highlights of the newly revised ASSE/ANSI Z244.1 Lockout/Tagout Standard is presented by a participating member of that Standard Development Committee and the global expert for the Master Lock Company on the application of lockout/tagout and alternative methods of controlling hazardous energy sources.

    Track

    Technical / Engineering / Standards

    Speaker(s)

    Todd C. Grover

    The Master Lock Company
    Global Senior Manager - Applied Safety Solutions


    520 | ISO/ANSI/ASSE 45001 Forum - Significant and Future Impact on Safety


    June 20, 10:45am - 11:45am

    Sponsored by GlenGuard the Standards Development Committee


    Description

    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is developing a global occupational health and safety (OH&S) standard intended to provide effective, real-world solutions for worker safety. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) are working together to engage U.S. stakeholders in this effort.

    Track

    Executive, International, Safety Management, Technical / Engineering / Standards

    Speaker(s)

    Victor Toy

    Insyst OH&S
    Owner/Principal


    Todd R. Hohn

    Pacific Gas and Electric Company
    Senior Director of Safety and Health


    Kathy A. Seabrook

    Global Solutions, Inc.
    President


    Number Session Level Track
    511 Key Safety and Health Documents: Shields or Swords? I Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
    512 Effectively Handling An OSHA Inspection Under Enforcement-Driven OSHA E Executive, Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
    518 How to Understand and Interpret ANSI Z359.2 to Develop a Fall Protection Program I Technical / Engineering / Standards
    519 Highlights of the Newly Released ASSE/ANSI Z244.1 Lockout/Tagout Standard I Technical / Engineering / Standards
    520 ISO/ANSI/ASSE 45001 Forum - Significant and Future Impact on Safety I Executive, International, Safety Management, Technical / Engineering / Standards
  • June 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    527 | Armoring the Workforce - Advances in PPE Design


    June 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Sponsored by the Construction Practice Specialty


    Description

    Head, eye and struck-by account for a significant percentage of workplace injuries. This presentation will assist safety professionals in using recent ANSI standards and advances in PPE design to customize PPE selection to the specific worksite conditions and identify PPE management best practice to maximize PPE function and worker protection.

    Track

    Construction / Mining, Technical / Engineering / Standards

    Speaker(s)

    Donald J. Garvey

    3M Company
    Construction Technical Specialist


    530 | Environmental Regulations - What Safety Professionals Need to Know


    June 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Sponsored by Grainger and the Environmental Practice Specialty


    Description

    Management of an environmental program has increasingly become a major focus of safety professionals. Many companies have a separate environmental staff, however as companies streamline their professional support services a trend towards an increase in consolidation of safety and environmental functions has emerged.

    Track

    Environment / Hazardous Material, Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

    Speaker(s)

    Salvatore Caccavale

    Air Liquide Advanced Materials
    Global HSES Manager


    536 | Enforcement of OSHA’s New Respirable Crystalline Silica Standards: General Industry/Maritime (29 CFR 1910.1053) and Construction (29 CFR 1926.1153)


    June 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm


    Description

    This presentation will provide an update on issues related to the implementation of OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica standards, and will describe enforcement policies and procedures to be used by OSHA compliance staff in addressing respirable crystalline silica exposures in the workplace. Anticipated changes in enforcement procedures as a result of new requirements, including the new permissible exposure limit (PEL) of 50 µg/m³ and the action level of (AL) 25 µg/m³, will be addressed. The presentation will offer information on the OSHA inspection process and will provide clarifying guidance for achieving compliance with control methods (i.e., engineering controls, work practices and respiratory protection) designated for specific tasks outlined in Table 1 of the Construction standard.

    Track

    Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

    Speaker(s)

    Audrey Profitt

    U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA Office of Health Enforcement
    Senior Industrial Hygienist


    David O'Connor

    U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA
    Director Office of Chemical Hazards Nonmetal


    543 | Fines, Fatalities and the Future of Fall Prevention


    June 20, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Sponsored by Chubb


    Description

    Three of OSHA's top ten 'serious' violations are related to falls. Every day 2,000 people are injured while using a ladder. Today, one person will die in a ladder-related accident. Reducing ladder-related injuries is top priority for the nation's foremost companies. Learn new fall prevention initiatives that increase safety performance.

    Track

    Technical / Engineering / Standards

    Speaker(s)

    David Francis

    Little Giant Ladder Systems
    National Safety Director


    Number Session Level Track
    527 Armoring the Workforce - Advances in PPE Design I Construction / Mining, Technical / Engineering / Standards
    530 Environmental Regulations - What Safety Professionals Need to Know I Environment / Hazardous Material, Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
    536 Enforcement of OSHA’s New Respirable Crystalline Silica Standards: General Industry/Maritime (29 CFR 1910.1053) and Construction (29 CFR 1926.1153) B, I Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
    543 Fines, Fatalities and the Future of Fall Prevention I Technical / Engineering / Standards
  • June 20, 3:15pm - 4:15pm

    560 | The Big Event: The OSHA Trial


    June 20, 3:15pm - 4:15pm


    Description

    Employers cited by OSHA rarely contest. Employers are often unaware of what transpires at trial, and practical/legal strategies for preparing for trial. With OSHA fines increasing, employers may be compelled to contest and defend citations. This session offers effective strategies based on real trials.

    Track

    Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

    Speaker(s)

    Matthew T. Deffebach

    Haynes and Boone, LLP
    Partner


    Number Session Level Track
    560 The Big Event: The OSHA Trial B Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
  • June 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    577 | ANSI/ASSE A10 Construction Safety Forum - Significant Standards Pending


    June 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Sponsored by the Council on Practices and Standards, the Standards Development Committee and the Construction Practice Specialty


    Description

    This presentation will explore how the ANSI/ASSE A10 Construction and Demolition Standards are being increasingly used, and an overview on several new pending standards addressing prevention through design, health hazards, tower construction, and wind generation.

    Track

    Construction / Mining

    Speaker(s)

    Richard King

    Black & Veatch
    Senior Vice President


    Terry W. Krug

    EXOSHA, Inc.
    President & Senior Scientist


    Michael W. Hayslip

    NESTI, Inc.
    President


    Michael A. McCullion

    SMACNA
    Director of Safety and Health


    582 | Diacetyl and Other Flavorings - New Health Concerns for Coffee Processors


    June 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Sponsored by Chubb


    Description

    Concerns about Diacetyl and related flavorings has spread to coffee processing. Exposure may result in various health effects including reduced lung function, and in extreme cases fatal lung disease. Exposure may occur during grinding, roasting, flavoring and packing. Learn updated recommendations from NIOSH on exposure assessment, engineering, administrative controls and PPE.

    Track

    Industrial Hygiene / Health

    Speaker(s)

    Sharath F. Smith

    3M
    Senior Tech Service Specialist


    585 | Walking & Working Surfaces - New OSHA Final Rule Criteria


    June 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Sponsored by ClickSafety


    Description

    This presentation will focus on the new proposed Walking and Working Surfaces for General Industry to include: Major changes to OSHA CFR1910 Subpart D; Focus on new fall protection requirements and references to ANSIZ359 Fall Protection Code; Case studies and statistics; Affected industry specific hazards; and Mitigation techniques and equipment.

    Track

    Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

    Speaker(s)

    Paul Colangelo

    ClickSafety


    594 | OSHA's Enforcement and Significant Changes in the 2015 NFPA 70E


    June 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Sponsored by Westex


    Description

    This session will help facilities understand the latest NFPA 70E changes as well as OSHA's enforcement of these standards. Attendees will gain the necessary knowledge of how to maintain compliancy in the ever changing standards of electrical safety and training.

    Track

    Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector, Technical / Engineering / Standards

    Speaker(s)

    Doug Tellin

    Electrical Safety Specialists, LLC
    Owner/Project Manager


    Number Session Level Track
    577 ANSI/ASSE A10 Construction Safety Forum - Significant Standards Pending I Construction / Mining
    582 Diacetyl and Other Flavorings - New Health Concerns for Coffee Processors I Industrial Hygiene / Health
    585 Walking & Working Surfaces - New OSHA Final Rule Criteria I Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
    594 OSHA's Enforcement and Significant Changes in the 2015 NFPA 70E I Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector, Technical / Engineering / Standards
  • June 21, 10:30am - 11:45am

    604 | New ANSI & OSHA Confined Space Safety Standards - Host vs. Contractor Employers


    June 21, 10:30am - 11:45am

    Sponsored by Westex the Standards Development Committee


    Description

    This presentation is designed to give the audience a comparison of the newly revised ANSI Z117.1 R2016 "Safety Requirements for Entering Confined Spaces" with the new OSHA "Confined Spaces in Construction" Rule 1926.1201-1213 by two people conducting role playing at a construction site with one host and one sub-contractor.

    Track

    Construction / Mining, Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

    Speaker(s)

    Terry W. Krug

    EXOSHA, Inc.
    President & Senior Scientist


    Timothy C. Healey

    Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Co.
    Director of Safety


    611 | The New Silica Standard - Assessing Exposure in the Oilfield


    June 21, 10:30am - 11:45am


    Description

    This presentation will describe strategies for compliance with the new respirable crystalline silica standards in the context of oil & gas operations such as hydraulic fracturing and other typical oilfield activities. Exposure assessment, defining a regulated area, and required elements of a written exposure control plan will be reviewed.

    Track

    Oil & Gas, Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

    Speaker(s)

    Timothy Hicks

    Hicks Health & Safety
    President & Managing Director


    612 | OSHA's New Electronic Recordkeeping: What Will It Mean To Me?


    June 21, 10:30am - 11:45am

    Sponsored by ClickSafety the Council on Professional Affairs, the ASSE Government Affairs Committee


    Description

    This presentation will explore the new OSHA electronic recordkeeping standard and why OSHA thinks the standard will improve workplace safety, as well as contrary views and alternate metrics to address this controversial issue.

    Track

    Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

    Speaker(s)

    C. Gary Lopez

    AJ Gallagher Risk Management Services
    Director Loss Control Services


    620 | Establishing an Effective Electrical Safety Program: Requirements & Approaches


    June 21, 10:30am - 11:45am

    Sponsored by Westex


    Description

    NFPA 70E electrical safety code provides guidance for electrical safety program establishment/implementation. These programs are intended to reduce arc flash/shock risk to qualified persons. Outlined are practical ideas for developing and implementing programs that are organization/operation specific. Elements from NFPA 70E (Electrical Safety in the Workplace) will be presented.

    Track

    Technical / Engineering / Standards

    Speaker(s)

    Paul A. Zoubek

    Zoubek Consulting, LLC
    President


    622 | Zero Gravity: Safety Solutions for the Communication Tower Workforce


    June 21, 10:30am - 11:45am


    Description

    This presentation will focus on educating safety and health professionals on the challenges associated with working at elevation on communication structures, and highlight the abundance of fall protection standards, training pathways, safety resources, technology advancements and engineering initiatives that are enhancing safety and quality for the industry's workforce.

    Track

    Technical / Engineering / Standards, Training / Education

    Speaker(s)

    Todd Schlekeway

    National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE)
    Executive Director


    Kevin J. Dougherty

    Millennia Contracting, Inc./National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE)
    Owner / Board of Directors


    Number Session Level Track
    604 New ANSI & OSHA Confined Space Safety Standards - Host vs. Contractor Employers I Construction / Mining, Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
    611 The New Silica Standard - Assessing Exposure in the Oilfield A Oil & Gas, Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
    612 OSHA's New Electronic Recordkeeping: What Will It Mean To Me? I Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
    620 Establishing an Effective Electrical Safety Program: Requirements & Approaches B Technical / Engineering / Standards
    622 Zero Gravity: Safety Solutions for the Communication Tower Workforce I Technical / Engineering / Standards, Training / Education
  • June 21, 3:00pm - 4:15pm

    635 | OSHA Compliance: Emerging Issues and Inspection Preparedness


    June 21, 3:00pm - 4:15pm


    Description

    OSHA is gearing up their enforcement efforts through new rules, increased penalties, and rapid response investigations. OSHA has new protocols for their inspections, giving added resources to inspections involving ergonomics, chemicals and workplace violence. This session will prepare you for these changes by highlighting OSHA compliance practices of two organizations.

    Track

    Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

    Speaker(s)

    Brendan K. Moriarty

    Chubb
    Assistant Vice President


    636 | OSHA - Saving Lives One Case at a Time Part 1


    June 21, 3:00pm - 4:15pm


    Description

    Representatives from OSHA field offices will share the results of these case studies:

    Investigation of an Amputation at a Pallet Manufacturing Facility
    Howard B. Eberts
    Ammonia, the Not-so-Friendly Gas: Hazards of a Refrigerated Commercial Warehouse
    Zack Vincent
    Safety on Lockdown – Workplace Violence in a Privately Operated Prison
    Patrick F. Whavers

    Track

    Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

    Speaker(s)

    Zack Vincent

    U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA
    Safety Engineer


    Patrick F. Whavers

    U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA
    Compliance Safety and Health Officer


    Howard B. Eberts

    U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA
    Area Director, Cleveland Area Office


    644 | CSB Investigation: Williams Geismar Olefins Plant Reboiler Rupture and Fire


    June 21, 3:00pm - 4:15pm


    Description

    The U.S. Chemical Safety Board presents its findings and analysis of the June 2013 catastrophic reboiler rupture and fire at the Williams Geismar Olefins Plant in Geismar, Louisiana. A series of process safety management program failures contributed to the incident, in which two workers were killed.

    Track

    Technical / Engineering / Standards

    Speaker(s)

    Lauren W. Grim

    Chemical Safety Board
    Investigator


    Number Session Level Track
    635 OSHA Compliance: Emerging Issues and Inspection Preparedness B Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
    636 OSHA - Saving Lives One Case at a Time Part 1 B, I, A, E Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
    644 CSB Investigation: Williams Geismar Olefins Plant Reboiler Rupture and Fire I Technical / Engineering / Standards
  • June 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    652 | Case Studies on OSHA's Federal Excavation Safety Standard


    June 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Sponsored by the Construction Practice Specialty


    Description

    Though the case study method learn the Federal OSHA Excavation standard.

    Track

    Construction / Mining, Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

    Speaker(s)

    Michael W. Hayslip

    NESTI, Inc.
    President


    656 | New Tools for an Emerging Issue: How ANSI/ASSE Z-10 can Help with Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Problems


    June 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm


    Description

    Indoor Air Quality problems are a growing concern for office workers and others. Many of the traditional tools don't seem to fit for IAQ issues as there are few standards, and the hazards are often changing. However, one of our "super powers" the ANSI/ASSE Z-10 OSHMS can help.

    Track

    Environment / Hazardous Material, Industrial Hygiene / Health, Technical / Engineering / Standards

    Speaker(s)

    Peter A. Shelling

    Progressive Insurance
    EHS Coordinator


    659 | OSHA - Saving Lives One Case at a Time Part 2


    June 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm


    Description

    Representatives from OSHA field offices will share the results of these case studies:

    Investigation of a Crane Double Fatality
    John McGrath
    Unshackled
    Lisa A. Gilpin

    Track

    Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

    Speaker(s)

    John McGrath, Jr.

    U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA
    Assistant Area Director


    Lisa A. Gilpin

    U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA
    Assistant Area Director


    662 | How to Use ISO 45001 to Get H&S Risk Management on Your Main Business Agenda


    June 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Sponsored by Grainger and the Risk Management/Insurance Practice Specialty


    Description

    Learn using real-life case studies how ISO 45001 and its related business excellence models/processes can generate benefits well beyond H&S for many organizations. Receive a plan for the implementation and roll-out of your ISO 45001 driven H&S and business improvement process.

    Track

    International, Risk Management / Insurance, Technical / Engineering / Standards

    Speaker(s)

    John F. Stevens

    RiskGuy
    Managing Director


    667 | Harnessing the Power of Safety Data to Improve Compliance and Performance


    June 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm


    Description

    Better visibility into safety data can help safety professionals substantially improve compliance and performance using data that is readily available within existing systems. Attendees will learn how to capture and contextualize safety data to better understand risk and safety-system usage, reduce downtime, streamline compliance, and even make operations innately safer.

    Track

    Technical / Engineering / Standards

    Speaker(s)

    Pat M. Barry

    Rockwell Automation
    Safety Regional Manager, East


    668 | Simple Strategies to Improve Your Fall Protection Program


    June 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm


    Description

    Since learning to walk, we have been acutely aware of our relationship with gravity, yet many organizations struggle to impart and address the reality of fall risk. Through this session, participants will learn effective techniques for how to engage and empower employees to improve a fall protection program.

    Track

    Technical / Engineering / Standards

    Speaker(s)

    Thomas E. Kramer

    LJB Inc.
    Principal & Z359 Vice-Chair


    Number Session Level Track
    652 Case Studies on OSHA's Federal Excavation Safety Standard A Construction / Mining, Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
    656 New Tools for an Emerging Issue: How ANSI/ASSE Z-10 can Help with Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Problems I Environment / Hazardous Material, Industrial Hygiene / Health, Technical / Engineering / Standards
    659 OSHA - Saving Lives One Case at a Time Part 2 B, I, A, E Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
    662 How to Use ISO 45001 to Get H&S Risk Management on Your Main Business Agenda E International, Risk Management / Insurance, Technical / Engineering / Standards
    667 Harnessing the Power of Safety Data to Improve Compliance and Performance E Technical / Engineering / Standards
    668 Simple Strategies to Improve Your Fall Protection Program I Technical / Engineering / Standards
  • June 22, 7:45am - 9:00am

    712 | Preparing Employees for Interviews by Regulatory Agency Representatives


    June 22, 7:45am - 9:00am


    Description

    This session will focus on employees, management and employer rights and responsibilities when involved in interviews with regulatory and government agencies. Such interviews can be very trying and have unintended consequences when mistakes are made. Suggested policies and procedures will be provided for preparing employees for interviews with regulatory agencies.

    Track

    Executive, Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

    Speaker(s)

    Steven P. Pereira

    Professional Safety Services
    Consultant


    713 | The New Face of HazCom - SDS & Label Compliance in the Post-GHS Deadline Era


    June 22, 7:45am - 9:00am


    Description

    GHS is in full effect for the millions of companies covered by OSHA's HazCom Standard, but what exactly does it mean for SDS and Label compliance? This session clarifies OSHA's expectations, reviews recent regulatory activity surrounding the standard, and provides easy to follow best practices for getting and staying compliant.

    Track

    Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

    Speaker(s)

    Glenn Trout

    VelocityEHS
    President & CEO


    Chuck Haling

    VelocityEHS
    Vice President of Sales


    719 | ANSI/ASSE Z359 Fall Protection and Restraint Forum


    June 22, 7:45am - 9:00am

    Sponsored by the Council on Practices and Standards, the Standards Development Committee and the Engineering Practice Specialty


    Description

    The ANSI/ASSE Z359 Fall Protection Code provides an overall blueprint to help prevent injuries and illnesses that result when workers fall from heights. This session will provide tangible techniques and approaches to move your own fall protection and restraint programs forward.

    Track

    Technical / Engineering / Standards

    Speaker(s)

    Kevin B. Denis

    Gravitec Systems, Inc.
    Special Projects Manager


    Thomas E. Kramer

    LJB Inc.
    Principal & Z359 Vice-Chair


    Randall M. Wingfield

    Gravitec Systems, Inc.
    President & Z359 Chair


    Arnie Galpin

    SPANCO Rigid Lifelines
    Engineering Manager


    720 | Process Safety Management Best Practice Safe Work Permit Management System


    June 22, 7:45am - 9:00am


    Description

    Process Safety Management and other OSHA programs require various safe work permits when safety critical activities are performed, such as confined space, hot work and line break. This session will share safe work permit best practices, and explain the importance and key characteristics of a safe work permit management system.

    Track

    Technical / Engineering / Standards

    Speaker(s)

    Jonathan Zimmerman

    Kellogg's
    EHS Manager


    Bryan Haywood

    Safteng.net
    President and Founder


    Number Session Level Track
    712 Preparing Employees for Interviews by Regulatory Agency Representatives A Executive, Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
    713 The New Face of HazCom - SDS & Label Compliance in the Post-GHS Deadline Era I Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
    719 ANSI/ASSE Z359 Fall Protection and Restraint Forum I Technical / Engineering / Standards
    720 Process Safety Management Best Practice Safe Work Permit Management System I Technical / Engineering / Standards
  • June 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm

    735 | OSHA Safety and Health Program Guidelines


    June 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm

    Sponsored by Avetta


    Description

    This presentation discusses OSHA’s fully updated and redesigned version of its Safety and Health Program Guidelines. Compliance with OSHA regulations and standards are not enough to ensure that workers are protected from safety and health hazards. Safety and health programs are a way for responsible business owners to actively manage safety and health in the workplace. Learn the three core elements of all effective safety and health programs. Start your journey to a safer, healthier workplace.

    Track

    Executive, Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

    Speaker(s)

    Andy Levinson

    U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA
    Deputy Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance


    736 | ASSE Government Affairs Committee Update


    June 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm

    Sponsored by the ASSE Government Affairs Committee


    Description

    Learn how government is affecting safety and health. The Society’s Government Affairs Committee will share the latest from Capitol Hill, safety and health regulatory agencies and the states that could affect the way you practice safety. This session is also an opportunity to share your views on ASSE’s government affairs efforts.

    Track

    Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

    Speaker(s)

    C. Gary Lopez

    AJ Gallagher Risk Management Services
    Director Loss Control Services


    Brenda Zylstra

    American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
    Manager, Government Affairs & Policy


    744 | NFPA 350 Guide for Safe Confined Space Entry and Work


    June 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm


    Description

    The NFPA 350 Guide for Safe Confined Space Entry and Work simplifies confined space terminology, fills in gaps, and provides supplemental information on how to comply with existing confined space regulations and standards. This presentation will provide an overview of the document, and how it facilitates confined space safety.

    Track

    Technical / Engineering / Standards

    Speaker(s)

    Robert Rusczek

    Certified Safety & Health
    Safety and IH Consultant


    Nancy Pearce

    NFPA
    Senior Fire Protection Engineer


    748 | The New OSHA Walking/Working Surfaces Rule Panel Discussion


    June 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm


    Description

    Hopefully you've heard the news. OSHA has issued a final rule on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems (29 CFR 1910 Subpart D&I). The final rule went into effect January 17, 2017. The final rule includes revised and new information that addresses everything from fixed ladders and fall protection systems to training and design requirements. The supporting materials in the rule reference over a dozen industry standards, from A1264.1-2007 (Safety Requirements for Workplace Walking/Working Surfaces & Their Access) to Z359.1-2007 (Safety Requirements for Personal Fall Arrest Systems). Learn all about the new rule and get your questions answered in this interactive panel discussion. The panelists will discuss the legal aspects of the new ruling, as well as answer questions regarding specific slip, trip, and fall-related information in the new rule.

    Track

    Technical / Engineering / Standards

    Speaker(s)

    Adele L. Abrams

    Law Office of Adele L. Abrams, P.C.
    President


    Thomas E. Kramer

    LJB Inc.
    Principal & Z359 Vice-Chair


    William Marletta

    Wm. Marletta Safety Consulting
    Safety Consultant


    Number Session Level Track
    735 OSHA Safety and Health Program Guidelines B, I, A Executive, Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
    736 ASSE Government Affairs Committee Update Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
    744 NFPA 350 Guide for Safe Confined Space Entry and Work B Technical / Engineering / Standards
    748 The New OSHA Walking/Working Surfaces Rule Panel Discussion I Technical / Engineering / Standards
  • June 22, 1:45pm - 2:45pm

    761 | Navigating the Changing Currents of OSHA and Employment Law


    June 22, 1:45pm - 2:45pm


    Description

    Two seasoned safety professionals turned attorneys will explain what the whirlwind of OSHA changes and key employment law developments mean under the new Administration. Through the use of polling technology and hypotheticals, participants will be equipped with strategies to spot legal land mines and strategically minimize risk in their organizations.

    Track

    Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector

    Speaker(s)

    Barry S. Spurlock

    Eastern Kentucky Univ./Spurlock Law, PLLC
    Assistant Professor/Attorney


    Todd B. Logsdon

    Fisher & Phillips, LLP
    Partner - Attorney


    Number Session Level Track
    761 Navigating the Changing Currents of OSHA and Employment Law B Regulatory Issues / Government / Public Sector
  • June 19, 12:00pm - 3:30pm

    Number Session Level Track
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